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AMIA’s goal is to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for health informatics research, practice and education through AMIA member expertise.  The primary pathway through which AMIA achieves this goal is by engaging Federal Agencies and Congress on public calls for input, such as Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) or Request for Information (RFIs).  Below, AMIA responses are arranged by Federal Agency and Congressional Committee.

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AMIA NIWG Submits Comments to IOM/RWJF Meeting on the Future of Nursing Education

February 10, 2010

AMIA NIWG submits statement to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the future of nursing. NIWG recognizes the importance of increasing the nursing workforce and to prepare them to meet the educational challenges of implementing HIT on a grand scale. They embrace several […]

AMIA Comments on HIPAA Enforcement Interim Rule

December 24, 2009

AMIA comments on the interim final rule, which amends the enforcement regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to conform to the revisions made pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) for which the Secretary may impose a […]

AMIA Comments on Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

December 4, 2009

AMIA comments on the proposed rule to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). AMIA supports the inclusion in the HIPAA Privacy Rule to prohibit against the use of genetic information for underwriting purposes. Covered entities (CE) would use genetic information only to benefit the individual and not for […]

AMIA Comments on Breach Notification

October 22, 2009

AMIA comments on the Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information Interim final rule. AMIA supports ARRA’s definition of breach but offers suggestions for amendment. The comment also discusses the kinds of triggers the notification obligation CEs have to determine in order to report to individuals of compromised PHI.

AMIA Comments on EHR Certification and Meaningful Use to the HIT Policy Committee

July 16, 2009

AMIA comments on the HIT Policy Committee Certification/Adoption Workgroup Hearings concerning EHR Certification and Meaningful Use. AMIA strongly believes that EHR implementation success requires a mix of organizational, behavioral, cognitive, and social factors in addition to the technology itself, and offers recommendations. Recommendations include quality and performance measurements, improvements and […]

AMIA Comments to HHS on technologies for rendering PHI unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable to unauthorized individuals

May 20, 2009

AMIA comments on the “Guidance Specifying the Technologies and Methodologies That Render Protected Health Information Unusable, Unreadable, or Indecipherable to Unauthorized Individuals for Purposes of the Breach Notification Requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. AMIA promulgates several concerns that include the exclusion of the limited data […]

Letter to Chairman Stark regarding HR 1467

September 18, 2008

Joint AMIA/AHIMA letter to Chairman Stark regarding including provisions of HR 1467, the "10,000 Trained by 2010 Act," in HR 6898, the "Health-e Information Technology Act."

Letter to Senator Leahy Re: S. 1693, the "Wired for Health Care Quality Act."

May 19, 2008

Dear Senator Leahy:

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) support your most recent privacy amendment draft for S. 1693, the "Wired for Health Care Quality Act." Your amendment proposes constructive mechanisms that enable the forward movement of health information technology legislation by […]